3 Ways Lasers Can Help Your Smile

Handheld Dental Laser Held by Female DentistIn one of those ironic twists of scientific history, lasers were created before anyone had quite figured out how to use them. However, after the first recorded use of laser technology in 1960, scientists from many fields were discovering new ways to use these concentrated beams of intense light energy. It wasn’t too long before the medical field and eventually, the dental field, began using them as adjuncts to certain procedures. Your family dentist may even use laser dentistry to treat a number of commonplace oral health problems(more…)

Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Sedation DentistryAre you feeling nervous about an upcoming dental treatment, like having a cavity filled or having root canal therapy? Maybe you are long overdue for a professional cleaning, but you have been too scared to even call and schedule the appointment. Dental anxiety is an all too common fear for many adults. In fact, up to 10 percent of Americans are believed to struggle with some degree of dental anxiety. Thankfully, sedation dentistry can help patients by allowing them to push past their anxiety, in order to get the oral care that is needed to maintain lovely and healthy smiles. (more…)

Understanding Your Options with Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Bonding Smiling GirlHave you felt self-conscious about your smile for many years, but are finally ready to learn how cosmetic dentistry can help? If so, you may be amazed how many options there are for enhancing your natural smile. In fact, just about any concern you have with the look of your smile can be corrected through one form of cosmetic dentistry or another. Knowing which cosmetic treatment is best for your situation is as simple as answering a few simple questions. (more…)

Smile Prouder with Porcelain Veneers

Couple Smiling Selfie Coffee ShopAre you finally feeling readyto hit the dating scene running, just a bit timid because of your appearance? If you’re feeling less than confident about putting your “selfies” out there because of imperfections in your smile, porcelain veneers could help. Veneers allow patients to drastically improve the look of their smiles, with little damage to their existing teeth and in very little time. So don’t let self-consciousness hold you back. Instead see how cosmetic dentistry could enhance your smile and your confidence! (more…)

Dental Implants: Improving Your Smile and Confidence

Veneer Smile Thumbs UpIf you have lost a tooth or teeth recently, then chances are you may be feeling a range of emotions, from overwhelmed about what to do now to embarrassed about the changes in your smile. Thanks to restorative dentistry, however, you do not have to settle when it comes to an incomplete smile. Dental implants are a highly effective way to deal with the cosmetic and functional issues that can arise as the result of adult tooth loss, improving your ability to chew and speak naturally once again. (more…)

Bonding and Contouring Your Way to a Better Smile

Dental Bonding Woman SmilingChips and cracks in teeth can cause a person to be self-conscious. Jagged edges or visible wear can also create insecurities. Gaps between teeth, or a disproportional tooth can also be sources of embarrassment for many people. But you don’t have to settle when it comes to flaws in your smile. Cosmetic dentistry offers a number of ways to enhance the natural beauty of your smile, and dental bonding and contouring are two great examples. Through these simple and affordable procedures, we can drastically improve the look of your smile, and leave you feeling more confident than ever before. (more…)

Could Bruxism Be Affecting You?

Could Bruxism Be Affecting YouBruxism is another name for chronic tooth grinding. Since this condition often happens during sleep, people with bruxism may not be aware of the habit unless a dentist notices signs of stress and wear on the teeth. Bruxism is also a contributing factor to problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and may be discovered as TMJ disorders are explored. During a preventative checkup, if we notice signs that bruxism is affecting you, there are solutions we can offer. (more…)

Keeping Gum Disease In Check

Keeping Gum Disease in CheckWhen people think “healthy smile” they often think of strong teeth. Your gums are an equally vital part of a healthy smile. They are the tissues that support the teeth, and keep them secure in the jaw. They are the type of support system that some people take for granted until there is a problem. Keeping gum disease in check will help your teeth, and it may prevent trouble elsewhere in your body as well. (more…)

Are Invisalign® Clear Braces Right for You?

Are Invisalign Clear Braces Right For YouInvisalign® invisible braces are a series of custom fitted aligners worn in a prescribed order for precise amount of time. Each tray gently eases your teeth into a new position, stepping from one aligner to the next, so that by the end of the last aligner you are enjoying a new smile. All the aligners are created from BPA-free, non-irritating plastics. If Invisalign® is right for you, our office will fit you with customer made aligners to gently move your teeth into the new positions, with a minimum of disruption to your schedule or your lifestyle. (more…)

Thoughts on Professional Tooth Whitening

ThoughtsProfessionalToothWhiteningWhen a smile starts to dim, some people may try to revive it with whitening strips from the drug store, or non-prescription gels and rinses. These methods usually contain low doses of ingredients that lighten stains, or polish the teeth, or both, to give a whiter appearance. Not everyone is satisfied with these over-the-counter results, and we are happy to discuss a range of teeth whitening options. These are some factors that help determine if professional tooth whitening is the best option for you: (more…)